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Letters to the Sky
47 minutes | Jun 12, 2022
Maimonides' Via Negativa
Adam and Stephan bring back John for a deep conversation into the power of naming what God is NOT, discussing Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed.
51 minutes | Mar 1, 2022
Adam and Stephan discuss the amazing Patrul Rinpoche, an enlightened 19th-Century Tibetan master who roamed the plateaus dressed as a vagrant, teaching wherever he went.
61 minutes | Dec 14, 2021
Rumi's Little Book of Life
Adam and Stephan explore the life of Jalaluddin Rumi, his teacher, and the role of love and humility in spiritual awakening.
49 minutes | Sep 30, 2021
The Way of the Bodhisattva - Chapter 3
Adam and Stephan discuss the third chapter of the Way of the Bodhisattva by Shantideva - Taking Hold of Bodhicitta - and reflect on the practical importance of generating compassion for the suffering of ourselves and others.
68 minutes | Aug 24, 2021
Science vs Religion
Adam and Stephan begin a long conversation about the limitations, merits, intersections, and differences between Science and Religion.
70 minutes | Jun 29, 2021
Saint Teresa of Avila's Interior Castle
Adam and Stephan discuss a Christian mystic's masterpiece on prayer and meditation with many analogous ideas in Hinduism.
62 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
Marcus Aurelius's Meditations
Adam and Stephan discuss one of the mainstay texts of modern Stoicism - Marcus Aurelius's Meditations. The private journal of one of the greatest emperors to live - Meditations is full of beautiful philosophy to live by every day.
60 minutes | Apr 16, 2021
Hakuin Ekaku's Wild Ivy
Adam and Stephan discuss Zen and the spiritual autobiography of Zen Master Hakuin Ekaku, translated by Norman Waddell.
51 minutes | Feb 25, 2021
Sushila Blackman's Graceful Exits
Sushila Blackman, Author and Hindu practitioner wrote a moving tribute to the amazing and often times hilarious deaths of many spiritual masters only to be diagnosed with lung cancer and pass away herself a month and a half after finishing the book. We dedicate this to her.
57 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
Spalding's Life and Teaching of the Masters of the Far East
Adam and Stephan discuss one of the foundational book series of "Western Esotericism", Baird T. Spalding's "Life and Teaching of the Masters of the Far East". Filled with stories of miracles and instruction to lead practitioners to the hidden truths of our universal powers and consciousness.
47 minutes | Dec 29, 2020
Richard Smoley's Forbidden Faith
Richard Smoley, author and philosopher, in his book Forbidden Faith, writes about the secret history of Gnosticism. We learn why this set of beliefs was considered 'the great heresy' of Christianity and dive into its pervasiveness in the American mythos and psyche. We explore everything from Madame Blavatsky and the new age movements to Philip K Dick's Blade Runner and its gnostic influences.
56 minutes | Oct 28, 2020
Chogyam Trungpa's Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism Part 2
Adam and Stephan dive into the inner workings of Buddhism to further explore spiritual materialism. This is a continuation of our first episode on Chogyam Trungpa.
55 minutes | Oct 7, 2020
Karen Armstrong's Muhammad
Karen Armstrong delivers a wonderfully balanced and insightful portrayal of the life of one of the world's most well known iconoclasts, the Prophet Muhammad. We go over her message and its relevance in our ever-changing modern world.
61 minutes | Aug 11, 2020
Chogyam Trungpa's Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism
Chogyam Trungpa was a controversial yet undeniably influential Tibetan Buddhist teacher who brought the essence of Tibetan Buddhism to the West. His book outlines the spiritual path and the pitfalls commonly found along the way.
49 minutes | Jul 12, 2020
Bart Ehrman's Misquoting Jesus
Bart Ehrman, a New Testament scholar and Professor of Religious Studies, became convinced of contradictions and discrepancies in biblical manuscripts that could not be reconciled. We discuss his book "Misquoting Jesus" which dives into these and other controversial topics.
50 minutes | Jul 2, 2020
Alan Watts' The Book
Alan Watts was an iconoclast through and through. He took a huge step in bringing Zen and other eastern philosophical ideas to the west before and during a time when the United States was undergoing a huge cultural shift in the 60s and 70s. We explore one of his pivotal books here, aptly named "The Book on the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are."
51 minutes | Jun 8, 2020
Friedrich Nietzsche's Three Metamorphoses
Nietzsche had a huge impact in the world on Philosophy, Spirituality and Religion. In this first episode of the series we explore one of his classics, Thus Spoke Zarathustra and explore Nietzsche's map of spiritual evolution.
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